The Rock Teen Center inspires teens (12-20) to grow through music, dance and art. We provide vocational training in sound and recording, lighting and staging, video production, as well as a computer lab and a cool, supervised facility for the teens to engage with their peers. In a time where public schools are cutting funding for empowering programs like music, dance and art, The Rock cultivates a love of the arts to inspire and challenge teens to embrace artistic excellence and avoid drugs, guns, or gangs.

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The Teen Center is open Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Call 602-522-9200 for additional info.

Both the Code of Conduct and Membership Form need to be completed and brought with you on your first day to The Rock.

All classes for guitar, bass, drums, and vocals are free and must be scheduled in advance by contacting Mark Savale directly by phone or by visiting him at The Rock Teen Center Monday through Friday, between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm. If you are looking for a place for your band to rehearse, please contact Mark to check availability.

Mark Savale, Director, The Rock Teen Center
602-334-5674
mark@alicecoopersolidrock.com

Monday
5:00 pm – Songwriting
6:00 pm – Group Guitar

Tuesday
4:00 pm – Live Playing Workshop

Wednesday
Individual lessons by appointment

Thursday
Individual lessons by appointment

Friday
Individual lessons by appointment

At The Rock, teens discover a safe place to express their emotions through the art of dance. Dance instruction is an ideal outlet for young people with signs of low self-esteem and stress. These are teens that may never have the opportunity to take dance lessons elsewhere, but appreciate an outlet to dance, make new friends and enjoy improved physical fitness along with the fun.

 

Hodgie Jo
Director of Dance, The Rock Teen Center 602-770-5567
All Classes are FREE for teens ages 13 through 19

*Sign-up required

 

Monday
4-5:00 pm – *Solid Rockettes Rehearsal
5-6:00 pm – Intermediate Dance Class
6-7:00 pm – SRDC Dance Combo

Tuesday
5-6:00 pm – Beginning Dance Class
6-7:00 pm – Beginning Dance Combo

Wednesday
5-6:00 pm – Intermediate Dance Class
6-7:00 pm – SRDC Dance Combo

Thursday
5-6:00 pm – Beginning Hip-Hop
6-7:00 pm – Intermediate Hip-Hop
7-8:00 pm – *Solid Rock Hip-Hop Crew

Friday
4-5:00 pm – Beginning Dance Class
5-6:00 pm – *Solid Rockettes Rehearsal

Saturday

Performance Rehearsal

The LeRoy Neiman Art Studio
The LeRoy Neiman Art Studio was built by a generous gift from the Good Tidings Foundation. Classes in all forms of art, jewelry making and other creative classes change monthly and are listed at The Rock.

Art classes are underway at the LeRoy Neiman Art Studio under the direction of Morgan Delaney and Angie Moore. Guest artists teach everything from painting, drawing, illustration, watercolor, crafts, jewelry making and much more, providing the teens the opportunity to express themselves through creativity that only art can accomplish.

Morgan Delaney, Director
602-522-9200
Morgandelaney8@gmail.com

Monday
5:00 pm – Illustration and Painting

Tuesday
4:00 pm – Watercolor
6:00 pm – Creative Arts
6:00 pm – Crafts

Wednesday
4:00 pm – Painting/Drawing
5:00 pm – Painting/Drawing

Thursday
4:00 pm – Skin Care/make-up artist techniques
6:00 pm – Creative Arts

Friday
By appointment

At Spanky’s Recording Studio we teach the art and science of audio recording to interested teens, complete with a Toft ATB 32 mixing console as well as a 32 input Pro Tools HD recording system.    Classes include hands on recording lessons with industry professionals.   The students learn audio fundamentals from microphone selection and placement, to audio signal flow, to mixing console operation, as well as the ins and outs and function of the industry standard Pro Tools recording software.  Together with Director Sean Colelli, Chief Engineer Mike Bolenbach presents a very fun and hands on approach to learning how to navigate the studio and make good sounding recordings.   The principals learned at Spanky’s will have real world applications for teens interested in pursuing audio in any capacity.

Mark Savale, Teen Center Director
(602) 522-9200
Mark@alicecoopersolidrock.com

Monday
By appointment

Tuesday
5-6:00 pm – Recording Class

Wednesday
By appointment

Thursday
By appointment

Friday
By appointment

The Rock Teen Center Video Internship Production Program (The Rock VIP Class) is under the direction of Court Stumpf and production veteran Bill Slater.

The Rock VIP Class is designed to not only teach the teens, but to guide them to teach others, growing the program from the inside out, with an emphasis on hands on use/practice with equipment, checked out through The Rock. Sessions will run as an 8-week recurring cycle program, with several of the teen short films selected at the end of each cycle to be entered in The Rock Film Festival to be held at a later date.

The VIP Program has a growing blog with tips, tricks and tutorials on shooting, editing, lighting and more.

https://viptherock.blogspot.com

Court Stumpf, Director
602-522-9200
courtstumpf@gmail.com

Monday
By appointment

Tuesday
By appointment

Wednesday
3:30 pm – Film and Production/Character & Animation/Film Theory

Thursday
3:30 pm – Film and Production
6:00 pm – Photography 101 w/ Surreal Sister Photography

Friday
5:00 pm – Filmscoring

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